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Getting diagnosed

You usually have tests, such as a CT scan or a MRI scan first to look for the cause of your symptoms. If you are diagnosed with a cancer you will have other tests to find out more about it, where it is and whether it has spread. This helps your doctors decide about what treatment you need.

Seeing your GP

Find out what happens when you see your GP and how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

There are guidelines to help your GP decide about whether you should have a referral to a specialist if you have symptoms of a soft tissue sarcoma. Find out more.

Screening

Find out about screening for soft tissue sarcoma.

Tests to diagnose

Your doctor will examine you and arrange tests to find out if you have soft tissue sarcoma. Find out more about the tests. 

Tests to stage

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it’s spread. You need tests to find out what stage your soft tissue sarcoma is. 

Last reviewed: 
19 Mar 2015

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